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Old 07-11-2007, 08:21 PM
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Copy Script "Copy applications, sharing non-Apple.dset" is hardcoded / inflexible

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Copy applications, sharing non-Apple.dset
Okay, I clearly understand, that SuperDuper can't make so many assumptions/exceptions, and thus can expect its Users to have certain stuff at a certain place, but a bit of flexibility and fault tolerance would be fine.

Exceptions you might consider:
  1. People install 3rd party apps to /Applications/Utilities/
    Your current rule/regex considers all files inside /Applications/Utilities/ as original Apple Applications, which must not necessarily be true. I.e. very likely that Retrospect or Superduper might get into /Applications/Utilities/ , because those apps are likely considered as utilities and thus placed there.
  2. People might move some original Apple Applications they consider as utilities from /Applications/ to /Applications/Utilities/
    Examples: Automator, Skripteditor,...
  3. People might flatten their /Applications/ directory hierarchy and thus move /Applications/Utilities/* to /Applications/ and erase /Applications/Utilities/
  4. People create hierarchical structures through subdirectories within /Applications/
    Examples: /Applications/Sound /Applications/Videos /Applications/Office ...
  5. People place Applications somwehere else, and possibly create subdirectories within.

How these exceptions should be treated:
  1. is likely, please consider!
  2. Seldom, but could easily be realised as the name of all original Apple Applications is known to you, and thus the wildcard could be written /Applications/*AppName.app If not realised, please at least mention how the volume directory structure is expected to be for a hassle free operation in the manual.
  3. See 2
  4. Is a lot of work, and almost impossible if you have "container folders" around file.app
  5. This behaviour is already so much against the standard convention, that it can be ignored while keeping a good conscience.
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